Off-Panel: March 30, 2015

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“I love the new super-heroine books. For the first time since I started reading comic books, the girls are just as courageous, heroic, strong and smart as the boys.”

I love this article (written by a man) that discusses how much he loves the surge of strong women leading comics.

“Following Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s signing of the controversial “religious freedom” bill into law, Gen Con organizers announced Thursday they’ve begun “discussions” about whether to remain in Indianapolis once their contract expires in 2020.”

I’ve been reading stories like this from different sectors of the economy, and it’s nice that comics/geek culture is on board as well.

“John Marcotte, founder of Heroic Girls and father of two superhero-obsessed daughters The Mary Sue has a great affection for, has a thing or two to say about showing girls that superheroes aren’t “for boys.””

I know TED talks are longer than what I normally share on Off-Panel, but this one is worth the listen. Get those headphones out!

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